The Stray Cats are back and ready to roar. Original founding members of the iconic and acclaimed American rock and roll trio — Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, vocals) — will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a new album and a tour which makes a stop at Ocean Resort Casino on Aug. 3.
The new album is titled "40" and it marks their first new album in 26 years. It will be released May 24 via Surfdog Records and distributed by BMG (CD, vinyl, digital).
In addition, The Stray Cats will release an exclusive 12” picture disc with three songs — “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me), “When Nothing’s Going Right” and “Rock It Off” — on April 13, aka Record Store Day.
The Stray Cats kick off their select U.S. tour in Atlantic City on Aug. 3. Tickets for the shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Ticketmaster.com
"You have to understand how unique the Stray Cats are. It’s me playing an old hollow body guitar, Slim Jim playing two or three drums, and Lee Rocker slapping a stand-up acoustic bass," Setzer says. "I get to write new songs and then play them with my buddies. Somehow we created a new and exciting sound with this simple idea. And you know what? A lot of people agree!"
Ocean Resort is located at 500 Boardwalk in A.C. Go to TheOceanAC.com.